Our work with the British Antarctic Survey

2016/12/20

Monday 19th and Sunday 20th December – waist height in snow

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Still feeling unwell, and the weather is bitterly cold this morning.
Big snow tails complicate the walk to the temporary camp with snow drifts up to waist height. This morning I mucked in helping preparation works for the move, which meant emptying and taping closed cupboards.
After this I went into the sub floor and started measuring the difference between the inner leg cylinder and locking pin so we can see how much lift would be needed to engage the pins and also what is then available as tolerance to sensibly level the floors.

Tuesday 20th December
I investigated the bridge end conditions with BAS to consider whether temporary fabricated ski supports will properly pick up the loads and allow transport to site VIa.

 

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